Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 12:38:43 CDT From: Randy Roberts Subject: see the elephant Sorry to chime in so late on this topic and my apologies if someone has already noted that an article on the phrase "to see the elephant" appeared in The Pacific Historian, volume 12, no. 1, Winter 1968, pages 23-29. One of the key sources in the article is Barrere and Leland, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon and Cant. Randy Roberts U of Missouri robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]